University of Georgia cuts ties with Nike about the advertising campaign of Colin Kaepernick

Truett McConnell University, a private Southern Baptist school in Cleveland, Georgia, says his decision to leave Nike is due to his association with Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who has been

A small Christian university in Georgia says it is cutting ties with Nike due to the new advertising campaign that presents Colin Kaepernick.

Truett McConnell University, a private Southern Baptist school in Cleveland, Georgia, says his decision to leave Nike is due to his association with Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who has been "mocking our troops. "

Kaepernick led the protest movement against police brutality kneeling during the national anthem before the NFL games.

Many conservatives have accused Kaepernick and other players of denigrating the military and law enforcement, but supporters of the protest deny it.

Prior to the Truett McConnell University announcement, the Oregon-based clothing giant supplied the school with official T-shirts and other items that were sold on campus, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Truett McConnell University, a private Southern Baptist school in Cleveland, Georgia, says his decision to leave Nike is due to his association with Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who has been "mocking our troops. "

The Nike ban will only affect the T-shirts, hats and sweaters that are sold in the campus bookstore. The value of these sales is estimated between $ 10,000 and $ 20,000.

Truett McConnell is a small liberal arts institution whose total student body is 2,141.

Undergraduate students who attend school and live in housing on campus pay an annual amount of just $ 28,000.

Emir Caner, the president of the school, made the announcement that his administration was cutting ties with Nike.

Caner, who was born in Sweden as a Muslim and later converted to Christianity after he and his family moved to Ohio, posted a statement on the school's social media accounts explaining the decision.

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According to his website, Caner met his wife, Hana Titerova, in 2000 while on a missionary trip to the Czech Republic. They got married later that year.

Emir Caner, the president of the school, made the announcement that his administration was cutting ties with Nike. Caner, who was born in Sweden as a Muslim and then converted to Christianity, published a statement in the accounts of the school's social networks explaining the decision

Emir Caner, the president of the school, made the announcement that his administration was cutting ties with Nike. Caner, who was born in Sweden as a Muslim and then converted to Christianity, published a statement in the accounts of the school's social networks explaining the decision

Emir Caner, the president of the school, made the announcement that his administration was cutting ties with Nike. Caner, who was born in Sweden as a Muslim and then converted to Christianity, published a statement in the accounts of the school's social networks explaining the decision

"The United States has sacrificed to my family the freedoms we enjoy today," Caner said in a statement.

"That Nike hires Colin Kaepernick, a person known for carrying pigs in his socks, making fun of law enforcement, kneeling against our flag and making fun of our troops, is reprehensible to my family and to the Truett McConnell family."

During the practice of the 49ers two years ago, Kaepernick wore socks with cartoons of a pig wearing a police officer cap.

Kaepernick said the socks were a representation of "corrupt cops" and not all police officers in general.

This is the second time in the last week that a small Christian university has rejected Nike over Kaepernick's announcement.

The Ozarks College in Point Lookout, Missouri, announced last week that it will no longer use Nike as a sponsor of its team uniforms and that it will immediately eliminate any that include its recognizable brand logo.

The protesters burned their Nike shoes, investors sold shares and some consumers demanded a boycott after the announcement was published last week. But the company seems to have shaken the effects of a boycott

The protesters burned their Nike shoes, investors sold shares and some consumers demanded a boycott after the announcement was published last week. But the company seems to have shaken the effects of a boycott

The protesters burned their Nike shoes, investors sold shares and some consumers demanded a boycott after the announcement was published last week. But the company seems to have shaken the effects of a boycott

The president of the school, Jerry Davis, explained the decision by accusing Nike of "promoting an attitude of division and disrespect toward the United States."

"If Nike is ashamed of the United States, we are ashamed of them, and we also believe that those who know what the sacrifice is about are more likely to wear a military uniform than an athletic uniform," he said in a statement.

Although the school does not have a soccer team, it does have equipment for golf, basketball, baseball, cross country, athletics and volleyball.

The protesters burned their Nike shoes, investors sold shares and some consumers demanded a boycott after the announcement was published last week.

But the company seems to have shaken the effects of a boycott.

When the announcement was launched, Nike's shares fell sharply. But the stock price has recovered in recent days.

Nike shares closed at $ 83 per share on Wednesday.

Last week, the share price fell below $ 80.

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